What to do?

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  1. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Registered Member

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    My Spyware Doctor expires tomorrow. Should I renew it or are there freeware antispyware recommendations that are just as good? I use the ones in my sig, but is there anything I should add to replace the hole left by SD, or should I renew it?
     
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    if your happy with super antispyware you could buy the pro version

    the real time shield is alot lighter than spyware doctor's
     
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    Any free replacements? The only ones I know of are Spyware Terminator & Spycatcher Express. If these are the only ones, which should I use? Oh, and I guess Windows Defender is an option too...but is it remaining free forever?
     
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    I would go for Spyware Terminator. Has been running fine and light on my PC!:D
     
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    Spyware Terminator is downstairs on my mom's computer. I know it runs VERY light and seems to work well too, but is it good enough to replace SD? I am definetly a safe surfer.
     
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    its great ST blocked CWS from starting my bro got it on the laptop and it won't even start thanks to ST blocking it:D :D
     
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    I cannot reply from a position of detailed knowledge as to date ST has not identified/alerted me a threat. However, from what I have read about it on the various forums I frequent it is highly thought of. I would do some research for yourself and check this out.

    Assuming that you are prepared to take the risk why not give it a try (as it is free) and if that does not work then you could either go back to SD or try SuperAntispyware PAID which is also highly thought of; runs light, has a realtime scanner.

    Notice also from your listing that you are not using SpywareBlaster. I would definitely recommend installing that if you want to surf safely:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    :D
     
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    For real-time,freeware Spyware Terminator is likely your best option.
    Or you could trial a few promising shareware programs and compare the way that they run for you against your experience with Spyware Doctor.

    Maybe SAS Pro or A-Squared?
     
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    If you are looking for free, with realtime protection then Spyware Terminator is the obvious choice. If you do decide to go paidware, then i suggest you look at SuperAdBlocker. This is from the same people who do SuperAntispyware. It has pop-up, fly-in, flash ads, banner ads filtering and much more besides. It also comes with a 'toned down' version of SuperAntispyware integrated within it. So you would get all the realtime protection of SAS with the added benefit of popup and ad supression. It also has a Superantispyware on-demand scanner. It also runs very light.

    muf
     
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    Anyone know of in general any payware AVs or antispywares that are "one time" fees? I hate paying yearly. Are there any good one time pay apps?
     
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    As far as I know the answer is no...there used to be but they have now all moved to the yearly fee approach.:'(
     
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    Well I killed Spyware Doctor. And now my machine boots a lot quicker.

    I'm using Spyware Terminator in place of SD now. I really like how my machine is quicker now. I definetly am not renewing SD. Thanks everyone.
     
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    I like long-term licenses also.
    At least a licensee usually gets a discount for renewal.
    Some Utility programs(Ace Utilities,SuperCleaner) had lifetime licenses when I bought a license.
    That's great as long as the program doesn't die out.;)
     
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